July 2011 News Stories (39)

Mid winter catch-up



Wow what a winters day in Adelaide. Spectacular cycling weather and so many made the most of it. Cyclists everywhere in the hills, on Linear Park, at the Tweed Ride in the city and the cyclo-cross event in Victoria Park - I could not imagine how busy the beach roads must have been. Was it the Cadel effect (and how good was he!) or the weather? A member has already posted…


Added by Gus on July 31, 2011 at 22:50 — No Comments

You can't stop progress


Just finished this video promoting MTB in the Adelaide Hills - GO RIDE!

You can't stop progress from Slammin on Vimeo.



Added by Slammin on July 31, 2011 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

Spring coming soon, meaning more kms on the bike!

Spring is on the way soon.

I could tell about 2-3 wks back because I got swooped by a magpie.

Added by Justin Dunn on July 31, 2011 at 21:00 — 6 Comments

Sheoak Rd -power or die

Thought I'd give this a go today, with Pat...  he's already admitted defeat, equipment failure. But for me it was interesting..  I attacked from the bottom, out of the saddle, but there's no way to keep up the momentum. I did manage to keep above 400W for about 150m but as fatigue creeps in, so the power…


Added by Baron Von Thierry on July 31, 2011 at 14:30 — 8 Comments

GS3 ticked finally

I finally did GS3 today, solo. Barry was due to ride with me but is down with some kind of terrible fever, it could even be Man Flu.

Departed Williamstown at 09.30 and really enjoyed the 20 odd kms to Gawler thinking how good is this. Gawler to Kersbrook via One Tree Hill Rd and Humbug Scrub argh, a long long up hill stretch. Near the top of One tree hill road and near Alexander Ave I got swooped for the first time this season by a very persistant Magpie. Nice long downhill to…


Added by Clive Palfrey on July 29, 2011 at 23:59 — 12 Comments

Adelaide Mountain Bike Club - XC Cromer race 1 of 5 series


We've just run the first XC race of the year at Cromer (Mt Pleasant), thanks to all that helped setup the course and run the event. Here's an article written for Enduro-Pulse about the day - ENJOY!


First Blog :)




Next race is at Fox Creek, a…


Added by Slammin on July 29, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

SuperDrome Last Night, Look hard to see me on the track, that flash of colour over the finish line....

Gday ADL

Was there any of you ADL members at Superdrome last night too??

Just interested to know if you was there as well.


I had fun at Superdrome last night,

Suprised I am to be in A group but couldnt keep up all the way because my legs was like clappers on the hire bike with a gearing too small so i did both A and B Group turns without stopping, ie intervals after intervals.…


Added by Justin Dunn on July 28, 2011 at 12:01 — 9 Comments

On the nature of heroism

What is a hero?

Mia Freedman has been on the receiving end of some very vitriolic abuse this week for daring to suggest that sports people are not heroes. Because she did this in the context of Cadel Evan’s win in the Tour de France many cyclists and cycling fans have come out in defence of Cadel and to criticise Mia as an ignorant nobody. But I think lots of people may have missed the point Mia was trying to make (ok we might argue that she did it in a very clumsy way, and I suspect…


Added by Tiny Avenger on July 27, 2011 at 16:00 — 9 Comments

Give cyclists a metre?

I heard it on the radio 891 this morning. Cadel Evans has signed a petition which seeks to make the Give Cyclists a meter reccomendation turned into law. Some discussion followed and the RAA had a rep on the show, unfortunately I was a bit busy at the time and couldn't hear too much of what was being said.

However, how would this be implemented under law. Is it really practical to suggest that motorists may not pass a cyclist unless they can give them a metre clearance or should it be…


Added by Clive Palfrey on July 26, 2011 at 20:00 — 5 Comments


Gday ADL

I have a funny story to tell...

I know that SBS is captioning the TDF live and highlights lately which is a good thing.

When I watch the Ch 7,9 or 10 news I have to say Im disappionted that they pefer to cover most of the sport news based on AFL, SNFL which is local news no offend here but I knda wish that Ch 7,9,10 would pay a bit more attention to our Australians that are racing in TDF for example Cadel, OGrady, Boonen etc. These blokes arent just racing 1…


Added by Justin Dunn on July 22, 2011 at 21:15 — 14 Comments

My Bikes

For show and tell this week, I present to you my pedal powered steeds.



Zeke is my main ride, an Apollo Pepper. I've not done all that much modification - he's basically as new, except for the toe straps and cages (I got some decent ones after destroying the plastic cages through…


Added by Sam Young on July 22, 2011 at 18:08 — 1 Comment

Ride2Rescue - Istanbul to Sinop

John Clark’s Review – Istanbul to Sinop

Me with a turtle!!

We have made it to the Black Sea once more! After a long break in Istanbul we have ridden for eight straight days covering 696 kilometres arriving in the beautiful town of Sinop. We saw Tim off as he…


Added by John Clark on July 20, 2011 at 17:55 — No Comments

Acklands Hill Road - 25 years on

For a while I have been considering climbing Acklands Hill Road which is about an 8 percent climb out of Coromandel Valley to Cherry Gardens. Last time I cycled up this hill was 25 years ago when I was 20. Hard to believe it has been quarter of a century. Michael Warner mentioned it a few times and each time I was really did not want to try climbing it again as I know how tough it is to climb.

After hearing about Mark Fs successful ascent up the Corkscrew the thought of visiting…


Added by Rob (Chewbacca) on July 18, 2011 at 21:13 — 10 Comments

Bicycles and the Carmageddon of Los Angeles

This weekend the American City of Los Angeles faces so-called "Carmageddon". A major north-south freeway is closed for about 16km whilst a bridge is partly removed as part of a widening project.


The knock-on effect of the closures led to fears of a traffic meltdown throughout this car-(psychologically)-dependent city.


Two newspaper articles discuss differing roles of bicycles in this event.



Added by John Daley on July 17, 2011 at 19:48 — 1 Comment

DCA, Deaf Cycling Australia, Socks Fund-Raising

DCA Deaf Cycling Australia Socks for sale/ fund-raising.

DCA is selling socks to fund-raise some money to go towards DCA international races/expenses for TDF Tour De Formosa Tournment, 6 stages covering 905kms in Tawian and European Cycling Champoinships in Russia 2012.

Socks made by…

Added by Justin Dunn on July 15, 2011 at 23:14 — 14 Comments

london to hastings challenge

Added by colin ware-lane on July 13, 2011 at 22:11 — 3 Comments

The Impossible Dream - Now Reality

Last night I was chasing a red tail light which belonged to another cyclist up towards the bollards on the Old Freeway. Normally when I climb in the dark I cant see too far in front and so just accept what ever comes and keep pedalling with the same intensity and cadence. Following a red tail red, I noted it started to climb in the distance, that I had to look up to see it. I was thinking, now this is going to hurt and was tempted to slow down when normally I wouldnt. The eyes send messages…


Added by Rob (Chewbacca) on July 13, 2011 at 14:14 — 3 Comments

What is most important?

To win in the short term or hold out for long term gains??


This weeks AHVCC race was changed from a graded scratch race to a handicap due to low entry numbers. I guess the recent poor weather has dampened many a training session, so after my euphoric win two weeks ago in E grade i was actually handicappped this race and so set off 6 minutes after my usual competition. On the line with me were John Pfitzner who I had so triumphantly beaten in the last race, Phil Davill, Barry…


Added by Sarah on July 13, 2011 at 4:00 — 7 Comments

Bike Rollers

After some advice about bike rollers. I'm a bit of a fair weather cyclist so I'm not getting out on the bike much lately. I am thinking of getting a bike roller so I can keep active during the winter. I have heard that they also help to improve your handling which would be a bonus. Anyone got one? What's the pros and cons in relation to a standard stationary trainer? They're not cheap so I'm just trying to weigh up the benefits. Any info would be appreciated.

Added by Johnny Mac on July 12, 2011 at 23:16 — 3 Comments

jaggad voucher


Has anyone else had difficulty ordering gear on the Jaggad website using the Bike SA voucher? This is the $60 voucher you get when you join/rejoin Bike SA.

Added by Tony Hull on July 12, 2011 at 21:08 — 1 Comment

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